Edison's Sevion Morrison is possibly the best running back you’ve never heard of.
“I believe he’s one of the best running backs in the state of Oklahoma,” said Tony Daniels, the head coach at Edison Preparatory School.
Through five games, Morrison has run for 912 yards and 12 touchdowns, including a 202-yard, three-touchdown effort against Bishop Kelley on Friday. Despite his achievements, he still flies under the radar.
“I feel that I’m a great player. I just want people to recognize that, but it doesn’t bother me that much, really,” said Morrison. “It just makes me work harder.”
That hard work isn’t limited to the football field. Morrison’s stepped up his game in the classroom, too.
“I’ve really been going hard at it,” he said. “Actually going home and studying, doing work, doing homework, paying attention a lot in class.”
“Looking at his grades yesterday, he’d sent me a picture of it,” said Daniels. “I’m so proud of the kid. He’s really just developed so much.”
With the numbers he’s put up, it might seem like Morrison was destined for the gridiron, but that wasn’t always the case. In fact, there was a time he gave up football entirely.
“I didn’t play seventh or eighth grade because I thought I was a basketball player,” said Morrison. “I thought I could shoot.”
But a conversation with coach Daniels changed that.
“He would come to the gym and see me playing basketball, just me running on the court very fast,” Morrison said.
“It was just one of those things,” said Daniels. “We needed him to come play football.”
Now, he’s determined to make sure everyone knows his name.
“Even when I’m tired, no matter when I want to quit or give up,” he says, “just always keep in the back of my mind I have to be the fastest, I have to keep working.”